His Holiness was accorded a warm welcome by top dignitaries and thousands of well wishers at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport, Guwahati.
The Tibetan spiritual leader told Reuters TV on his arrival at the airport that the purpose of his visit was to promote religious harmony.
His Holiness will grace the concluding function of the platinum jubilee celebration of The Assam Tribune and golden jubilee of Dainik Assam to be held at the Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts auditorium, Machkhowa at 1 pm.
He will also release an Assamese version of his first autobiography My Land and My People and talk on ‘Ancient Indian Wisdom in Modern Times’ at the Guwahati University. His Holiness is expected to take part in the Namami Brahmaputra programme in Guwahati on 2 April.
On 3 April, His Holiness will give a talk in the morning at Dibrugarh University.
From 4 April, His Holiness will be in Arunachal Pradesh, where he will consecrate a new Tara Temple at Lumla in the morning.
From 5-7 April, His Holiness will give teachings on Kamalashila’s The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma), confererment of the Rigzin Dongdup Initiation at Yiga Choezin in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
On 10 April, His Holiness will give teachings on Geshe Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses of Training the Mind (lojong tsikgyema) & Guru Yoga (lama neljor) and confer the Avalokiteshvara Permission (chenresig jenang) at Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery in Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh.
On 11 April, His Holiness will give a teaching and confer a White Tara Long Life Empowerment (drolkar tsewang) in the morning at the Buddha Park in Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh.
On 12 April, His Holiness will give teachings at Thupten Gatsal Ling in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.